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Take me away!

AdvantagesFun and easy to read, colourful, beautiful illustrations

DisadvantagesAbsolutely none!

"As say the opening lines of this wonderful book: This is the tale of a tiny snail. And a great big, grey-blue humpback whale...... I think most people are aware of the Gruffalo, especially those with children, but for those who need a little introduction, The Gruffalo is the book which shot Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to fame back in March 1999. Julia's beautiful, flowing words were accompanied by Axels stunning, colourful and exciting illustrations. ..." Read review
17.10.2007

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Off to see the world

AdvantagesLovely rhyming text and great pictures

Disadvantagesnone

"The Snail and the Whale Another Julia Donaldson book, and one which is a real favourite of Little Miss. THE STORY AND ILLUSTRATIONS The story and illustrations really complement each other and give the story an almost melodious and certainly timeless appeal. We start with a small snail who lives on a rock in a very busy harbour. The picture shows all of the boats and the lighthouse, and we get a feeling of movement and of ships visiting ..." Read review
17.08.2006

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A tale of a crustacean and a cetacean!

Advantages lovely story and illustrations

Disadvantages none!

"'The Snail and the Whale' is a particularly endearing picture book for young children written and ilustrated by the fantastic team of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, probably best known for 'The Gruffalo' At the start of the book we meet a little sea snail who is full of wonderlust and longs to travel the world. He is not like all the other sea snails who seem content to stay on their one smooth black rock. So the little sea snail takes matters ..." Read review
15.02.2007

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Julia Donaldson rises to the occassion

AdvantagesGreat adventure, lovely story, great illustrations

DisadvantagesNot sure what age group it targets

"...comments in general opinion) Synopsis This is the story of a tiny snail who longs to explore the great wild world someday, so he hitches a ride with a friendly whale. Together, the two of them have numerous adventures throughout their wonderful journey. The two of them travel across the world coming across no end of exciting new things such as volcanoes, and icebergs. They also meet a number of friends along the way including cute little penguins ..." Read review
26.06.2006

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An Unlikely Pair

Advantagesfun, nice story,

Disadvantagesnone for us

"...are penned by her – The Gruffalo, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze to name a few. I personally think she has a lovely writing style that not only appeals to children but is easy and flowing for an adult to read. They therefore make lovely books to share. So, whenever I see a book by her that we don’t have in her collection, I always pick it up. One that we purchased fairly recently is ‘The Snail and The Whale’. It currently costs a bargain ..." Read review
06.04.2014

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The Snail and The Whale my favourite tale

AdvantagesBueatiful illustrations

Disadvantagesnone

"...my favourite childrens book. "This is the tale of a tiny snail and the great big, grey-blue humpback whale" The snail wanted to travel but she was to small to go far on her own, after leaving a message (saying "lift wanted aroud the world") trailing across a big rock near the seas edge a humpback whale comes to her aid and offers the snail the trip of a life time, they visit various seas and continents and marvel at the beautiful things the natural ..." Read review
25.05.2006

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